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Art by the Creek in Federal

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Art by the Creek self-contained studio accommodation welcomes you to share our lifestyle.

Separate and private, nestled within a ten acre property fronting onto Kings Hole, Coopers Creek, this loft-style, open plan artist's studio is bright, light and airy with two verandahs to enjoy the ambience within a garden setting.

Although Art by the Creek is set up as a Bed and Breakfast - we supply a breakfast basket upon arrival - this studio/apartment is self-catering with mini-oven/cooktop; stainless steel electric frypan; pots and frypan, with your own bbq on the separate deck, if you wish to stay with us longer and be self-sufficient.

Recently renovated and extremely arty, we have designed this space with you in mind: enjoy a relaxing, time-out and as-natural-as-can-be experience limited only by your own desires.

Rainforest and native trees abound with wildlife including koalas, goannas, echidnas, wallabies, bush turkeys, black cockatoos, platypus, fish in the creek and any number of flittering, twittering and skittering creatures!

You can take a short walk to the creek through ambient, rain-forest gardens and enjoy a swim in a totally private, natural setting: sit on a warm rock or take photos for your own painting experience later on.... all possible without getting in your car! We have it all right here, at your feet.

However, if you do want to get in your car and take a look around this gorgeous area, there is no shortage of places to see. Five minutes down the road is the Domo Japanese Cafe, near the Federal Store, and is open for breakfast and lunch every day with world-class authentic sushi, best burgers and so much more! Note: Doma Cafe is only open during the daytime. Federal Store is open all day, with fine local produce, bottle shop with a good selection of wines etc and other supplies (local and organic produce) to tantalize your tastebuds. Also a Post Office with tourist information, magazines, cards and local maps. Pop-up restaurants at the Federal Hall, or The Smokehouse pop-up on Friday and Saturday nights in the old Pogels Wood restaurant. A new coffee shop has also opened, boasting the best of the best....

There is always something going on in Federal - perhaps time your stay to coincide with the monthly film night? Or live band/fund-raiser. Or dance. Or theatrical event?

Drive fifteen minutes to Bangalow along country roads and discover how many world-class restaurants are waiting to receive and feed you. A few more minutes further down the road and you will be surfing at Wategos Beach or Belongil, or Tallows, or Broken Head......

Rainforest walks/Waterfall walks at Minyon Falls are but a short drive, as are Rocky Creek Dam and a little further again - into the Nightcap Ranges, Terania Creek (Protestor's Falls) and on to Nimbin.

Maybe you want to arrange your stay to coincide with one of the many happenings in our area? Mullum Music Festival (highly recommended, around November); Byron Blues Festival (Easter long weekend); Falls Festival (January); Splendour in the Grass (July), Byron Writers Festival (August), Nimbin Mardi Grass, Boomerang Festival, Byron Surf Festival of Arts, Byron Film Festival, Starlight Festival, Tropical Fruits.... so many festivals, not enough days!

Live theatre (check out NORPA's website for current offerings - be it a dance performance, world music, comedy festivals, cutting edge theatre) within a 30 minute drive to either Lismore or Byron Bay.

Byron Hinterland gives you the quiet relaxation of the rainforest with the opportunity to still enjoy all Byron has to offer (kayaking, diving, ballooning, parachute jumps, hang-gliding and all things in the extreme......)

For a holiday with a difference, come and visit us and see what Art by the Creek has to offer - we love it here and we're sure you will, too......

More Details

Marika Bryant
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Federal, Australia

Property Type:
  • studio
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests


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Art by the Creek in Federal
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Gets better each time

  • 5 of 5

Came back for our second visit, I just love the peace and quiet this place offers, its so cosy and you feel so at home! Thanks for another lovely weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best away place to go

  • 5 of 5

Loved it, was nice and quiet and peaceful, would recommend anyone to go here, they are really lovely warm welcoming and lovely place to relax. Will be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. Nestled in the hinterland, you wake up every morning to an amazing kakafony of birds singing. We saw platypuses down at the creek, and just enjoyed being surrounded by nature. The cottage is amazing with everything you need, and the bed is heaven. We were sad to leave and would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Mira, for taking the time to review! And thank you for leaving the place so tidy, even though you certainly copped the weather. We would love to see you here again and I might even meet you next time - Peter had that pleasure. Glad the platypus were on their best behaviour. Perhaps next time the koalas will be around and not hiding away from the rain, ha ha. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the birds say 'hello', too.....
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place out the back byron. Highly recommend. Excellent fresh bread on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our 8 night stay.The cottage was so clean and welcoming.Many nights were spent outside on the verandah having a barbecue, playing our music and enjoying the ambience of this delightful place. Peter and Marika gave us the privacy we needed, but when we inquired about the area Peter gave us helpful info and was a delightful and informative host. We so enjoyed our drinks and nibbles with you both before we left, Marika you should write a book, you were funny, have lived an amazing life,and kept us laughing with your stories. I thoroughly recommend this property if you are looking for somewhere peaceful to recuperate, a private place to swim, the creek was delightful, and privacy, this place certainly covers it all. Thanks again Peter and Marika, we had a wonderful time, and you were gracious hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Love the Nature&birds

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Private creek frontage


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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